Martha’s Vineyard Bank Charitable Foundation Announces Community Impact Grants Recipients

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Martha’s Vineyard Bank Charitable Foundation announced the recipients of this year’s Community Impact Grants at the June 19 Business After Hours event held at the bank’s new branch at 84 Main St.

The recipients are: Friends of Nobska Light and The 300 Committee Land Trust of Falmouth, and Media Voices for Children of Martha’s Vineyard.  Each of the non-profit recipients received a $2,500 grant for a total of $7,500 in grant funds.

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It was all smiles during Martha’s Vineyard Bank Charitable Foundation’s Community Impact Grant award presentation June 19. Pictured from left: Patti Leighton, Community Relations Director of Martha’s Vineyard Bank, CJ Conrad, the bank’s vice president of Marketing and Solutions Development ; James M. Anthony, bank president and CEO; Kathleen Walrath, president of Friends of Nobska Light, Lucy Helfrich, director of Program Services of 300 Committee Land Trust, and Len Morris, co-founder of Media Voices for Children. (Photo by  Keith Conforti)


Annually, Martha’s Vineyard Bank Charitable Foundation invites the community to submit nominations for a non-profit organization that made a significant impact in Falmouth and on Martha’s Vineyard the previous year.

Award recipients were selected from 52 nominated and eligible entries of 501c3 non-profits on Martha’s Vineyard and in Falmouth. There were more than 5,000 votes, an increase of nearly 200 percent over 2020, the first year of the Community Impact Grant Program.

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